Hello from us at Therapy For Life.

Are you experiencing difficulties with what life has thrown at you? Is it causing you feelings of distress, anxiety or worry and thoughts of despair? We can help you get back to feeling good, alleviating stress and coping again by teaching you new skills and developing awareness needed for ongoing success in life.

 

We provide a high quality, innovative and affordable approach to counselling. We support people seeking help with emotional or psychological issues affecting their lives within a safe and confidential environment. Talking is healing and we expect success only through our client’s personal successes.

Sectors of Expertise

Relationships

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Depression & Loneliness

Bereavement & Illness

Self Harm & Trauma

Anger Management

Addiction – Drugs, Alcohol,

Sex, Gambling

Eating Disorders

Stress – Work & Home Life

OCD, Fears & Phobias

Emotional & Physical Abuse

Low Confidence & Self Esteem

As well as many other issues

 

Therapy for Life offers a modern room for talking  therapy,
counselling & training for evenings, weekdays and weekends in Southend on Sea

 

 

Our therapists are all experienced and fully trained, specialising in a wide range of therapies tailored to your needs.

 

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    Liz Jarman
    Hello I'm Liz I am a BACP Registered & Accredited Counsellor. I work in an integrative way, using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred approaches. I think it is important to tailor my approach to the needs of the individual as I do not believe that one approach is appropriate for everyone. As a counsellor, I will not tell you what to do or take control of your life. I will be non-judgmental, accept you unconditionally and will support you through your journey of self discovery, empowering you to take control of your life. I will provide a confidential and safe environment for you to work in.
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  • Amanda Reynolds
    Amanda Reynolds
    Hello I'm Amanda I am committed to providing my clients with a safe, non-judgmental and understanding environment within which they can explore and resolve their worries. Counselling really can change and improve our lives, we can learn to move forward however painful or difficult our experience or circumstances are. As your counsellor I can support you through this process and help you reach and achieve your goals.
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  • Grant Ludlow
    Grant Ludlow
  • Grant Ludlow
    Grant Ludlow
    Hello I'm Grant I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and an Individual Member of the BACP. I believe that we all have value, worth and dignity as people and a right to be heard and accepted. My mission is to help you to find ways of handling what is troubling you.
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    Sarah Hearn
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    Sarah Hearn
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    Ann Hodges-Smith
  • Ann Hodges-Smith
    Ann Hodges-Smith
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  • What does the therapist do?

    Lots of careful listening on comfy chairs. We know how nerve-racking all this can be. We won’t judge you, or criticise you. We will be friendly, warm and calming and have a genuine interest in your story.

     

    In the first session we will explain how it all works, we will endeavour to gain your trust and respect, and in following sessions we may start to form a mutually agreed plan of action to get you on the road to healing. For other clients, discussing the past is necessary for healing to occur. It’s different for every person.

  • Will the Therapist tell anyone else about my problems?

    No, everything we talk about is confidential. We will not discuss your problem with anyone else outside the service.

     

    Every good counsellor has a supervisor to discuss all the best possible options for clients (similar to a Doctor discussing medical notes with a Specialist) but the client’s identity is never revealed during talks.

  • Does my problem have to be serious to see a therapist?

    No, please don’t wait till the problem gets worse. If you feel stressed, depressed, anxious, or just not ‘yourself’ emotionally, we can help.

     

    Often lots of smaller less serious problems can cause massive feelings of stress. We can help you logically tackle these and find direction out of confusion.

  • How long will it be before I see results?

    Bearing in mind that each person is unique with varying issues, we aim to be effective immediately, however our approach will be dependent on you and what you want from therapy. You may want to talk about the past, or you may just want to learn coping skills.

     

    We mould to you’re needs and requirements to achieve your aims and goals.

  • Can I bring a Friend with me to the session?

    Normally it’s best not to, but if it’s the only way you can possibly seek help, then we would accommodate it on the first session to allow you to feel at ease.

  • I’m worried about someone else, what do I do?

    You’re no doubt worried about how to approach the subject with them, not wanting to offend or upset them. The best thing you can do is talk to them, they may not know what is happening to them, and you could be the one to show them a way out of the despair.

     

    The fact that you care and support this person will be apparent when you show an interest. Remember, without compassion and empathy, mental illness can be a lonely road. Please contact us for some tips, help and guidance on how to tactfully approach the subject.

     

Extended Session

Fees Couples*

£65.00

Session Fees Couples*

£55.00

Session Fees Individuals*

£45.00

Concessions

Income Support **

Job Seekers Allowance **

Pension Credits **

 This a fixed price for the first 6 sessions normal rate applies thereafter

£35.00

£35.00

£15.00

CASH ONLY

Session Fees U18*

Affordable Scheme***

We understand that financing your therapy can be difficult sometimes. We have a policy to negotiate on concessional rates. Options of alternate week sessions or paying for 6 sessions up front at a discounted rate are possible. If this still seems too expensive, we can offer you a student counsellor.

Please note concessions are only available for weekday appointments before 5pm

*All sessions are based on a standard  50mins  ** Proof of exemption required  for concessions  ***This is with a student counsellor who is  currently undergoing training & are supervised.

†All fees quoted for on-site consultation, additional fees may be applicable depending on location

Why do I feel

depressed

  all the time?

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I feel anxious
 
most of the time

    every day

Others don’t

understand how I feel,

   they haven’t

  experienced it.

Therapy for Life has a modern room for talking  therapy, counselling & training for evenings, weekdays and weekends in Southend on Sea.

  • The rooms are located within a Grade II Listed building.
  • Suitable for talking therapy, individuals or couples, coaching, supervision and group work.
  • 10-15 minutes walking distance from Victoria and Prittlewell Train Stations.
  • Free Parking nearby.
  • Attractive modern consulting rooms with comfortable sofas and colourful, modern furnishings.
  • Communal toilets shared with other businesses.

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Therapy for Life

Prittlewell House

30 East Street

Southend on Sea

SS2 6LH

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Samantha MNCS (Accred)

+44 (0)7546 917 252

sam.c@therapyforlife.co.uk

Parking - There’s a lay-by opposite outside St Mary’s Church free parking for an hour (just as you turn onto East Street from Victoria Ave), also a lay-by outside Southend Football Club along Victoria Ave free parking for 1 hour.

 

Walking  - about 15 minutes from Southend Victoria Station –walk down Victoria Ave to the 1st set of main cross-road traffic lights, turn right into East Street walk 100 yards, the House is set back directly opposite St Mary’s school. Look for an old house with a red door.

10 minutes walk from Prittlewell Station, turn right and find us just past The Railway Tavern Pub and Chiropodists on left.

 

When you arrive - Please buzz ’therapy for life’ button 8, wait for an answer and give the big heavy door a really good push! We will meet you in the hallway.

 

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r needs.

  

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Depression & Loneliness
  • Bereavement & Illness
  • Self Harm & Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction – Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Gambling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress – Work & Home Life
  • OCD, Fears & Phobias
  • Emotional & Physical Abuse
  • Low Confidence & Self Esteem
  • As well as many other issues.